Preeclampsia Complications


Kansas City Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The condition known as preeclampsia can cause serious complications during pregnancy. If the condition is not diagnosed and treated, it can lead to seizure, stroke, multiple organ failure or death of the mother or baby.

If you or your baby have suffered serious injuries because of undiagnosed preeclampsia or the related disorders of eclampsia or HELLP syndrome, you have the right to claim compensation for your economic and non-economic losses.

Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard is an experienced medical malpractice law firm that represents injured patients and the families of wrongful death victims. We are tireless advocates who work with determination to obtain compensation, answers and justice for victims of preeclampsia, eclampsia and HELLP syndrome.

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Preeclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP Syndrome

These conditions describe a constellation of symptoms rather than disorders in themselves.

Preeclampsia — Indicated by very high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in an expectant mother’s urine. Symptoms include headaches, abdominal pain, visual disturbances such as sensitivity to light, blurred vision, seeing spots before the eyes, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting.

Eclampsia — A more serious variant of preeclampsia, characterized by seizures during or after pregnancy.

HELLP Syndrome — A severe form of preeclampsia that can damage the mother’s liver and result in a breakdown of her red blood cells and lowered platelet count.

Early diagnosis and simple screening measures can predict, identify or delay many of the adverse effects of these conditions. Prompt treatment can saves lives. Some obstetricians though, fail to recognize the significance of symptoms.

Compensation for Victims of Medical Negligence

Our firm has successfully represented many victims of medical malpractice, including mothers who have suffered serious complications due to failure to diagnose preeclampsia. We will work to build a strong and persuasive case designed to obtain the best possible result for you.

Expectant mothers need adequate medical care at all stages of their pregnancies. After all, their health affects both themselves and their babies. By taking action, you can help ensure that other mothers receive adequate pre-natal care. You may also be able to obtain the compensation you and your baby deserve. Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard will work diligently to obtain maximum compensation for you.

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